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Definition of Cesspool

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reservoir for liquid waste and sewage; place full of immorality
Cesspool Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A cistern in the course, or the termination, of a drain, to collect sedimentary or superfluous matter; a privy vault; any receptacle of filth.
  
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cesspool
\cess"pool`\ (-p&oomac;l`), n. [see sesspol.] a cistern in the course, or the termination, of a drain, to collect sedimentary or superfluous matter; a privy vault; any receptacle of filth. [written also sesspool.]

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
(synonym) cesspit, sink, sump
(hypernym) cistern
Cesspool Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
An underground reservoir for liquid waste, typically household sewage.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Cesspool Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A cesspit, or cesspool, is a term with various meanings: it is either used to describe an underground holding tank (sealed at the bottom) or a soak pit (not sealed at the bottom). It can be used for the temporary collection and storage of feces, excreta or fecal sludge as part of an on-site sanitation system and has some similarities with septic tanks or with soak pits. Traditionally, it was a deep cylindrical chamber dug into the earth, having approximate dimensions of 1 metre diameter and 2–3 metres depth. Their appearance was similar to that of a hand-dug water well.

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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
An underground catch basin for combined liquid and solid waste, such as household sewage, so designed as to retain the organic matter and solids but permitting the liquids to seep through the bottom and sides. Also see Septic Tanks.